RENT THE RUNWAY // A sustainable approach to wedding attire
Spoiler Alert! There’s a discount especially for YOU at the bottom of this post!
I’ve been RTRing way before I ever started caring about sustainability and going more zero waste. I like to always wear different outfits to events, but I don’t want to spend all that money on something I’ll likely only wear once. Years ago I hadn’t even considered the fact that I was doing some good for Mother Earth!
According to Rent The Runway, the retail industry is the second largest polluter in the world, behind oil. Every time you RENT, you’re saving the water, electricity and emissions used to manufacture a new piece of clothing. RTR continues with the fact that the average woman throws away 82 pounds of clothing per year. Renting the items you only wear a few times is the sustainable answer (REDUCE). And finally, Rent The Runway will continue the life cycles of their garments through sample sales or donations to organizations like Operation Prom (REUSE).
Not only are you creating less waste by renting your garments for one time occasion like your wedding, bridal shower or bachelorette party, but here are 5 more reasons you’ll want to support Rent The Runway.
REUSABLE SHIPPING: Instead of disposable boxes, they ship items in reusable vinyl garment bags. They have saved 900 tons of shipping waste since 2015!
SMART BUYING: RTR ensures to invest in high-quality designer pieces that last many seasons, rather than fast fashion that falls apart and ends up in land fills
PLASTIC RECYCLING: They ask customers to return their dry cleaning bags for recycling
FAUX FUR: As of Fall 2017, RTR no longer carries real fur or feathers
RESPONSIBLE DRY CLEANING: They use non-hazardous, non-phosphate oil-based cleaner.
Ok, so obviously you are convinced you want to support RTR, but they have something you’ll actually want to wear, right? Well, don’t worry…they live up to everything you could possibly want, no matter your style. The website now has a whole section dedicated to weddings. There are bridesmaid dresses and accessories (think about how much your babes will love you by saving $$ and renting a dress!). There is category for Bridal Showers, Bachelorette Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Accessories, and “Little White Wedding Dresses.” And don’t forget the Moms of the Bride and Groom too!
But wait, there’s more! They even have wedding concierge packages that include personal styling consultations, easy try-on mailings at home and so much more! Annnnddddd, you get a personalized code for 20% off rentals to send to all of your guests! I mean, does it get any better than that??
ANNNDDD….to top it off, you can get $30 off your first order! Click HERE to get your discount!
I honestly wish this would have been around when I got married so I could have rented all these fun pieces I probably never would have bought!
Which wedding events would you rent for?? Tell us below!